Sep 14, 2012 12:30am EDT
clearly and i hope it is obvious that the united states government had pbsolutely nothing to do with this video. we absolutely reject its content and message. secretary of statt hillary clinton rejected the video--but called upon governments to called upoo the video--but called upon violence resulting from it. any responsible leader should that line. secrettry of state clinton's words came less than a day afterru.s. ambassador to libya chris stevens and three others were killed by the violence. no act of violeece shakes the resolve of the united states of america the u.ss is sending two warrhips toward libya in case theyyre needed, as the government tries to figure out if the attaak was planned. us intelligence officials believes it is very unlikely it was core al qaeda behind in libya showing support for - the slain ambassador. but overshadowed y violence from -3 crowds who believe a video speaks not just for itself--but for a country. in washington, i'm emily schmidt. &p meanwhile, there are more that's prompted this violence. the filmmaker behind it used a falle n
Sep 23, 2012 6:30am EDT
and stand your ground laws which more than half of the united states still has on the books. to some, these are reasons to resurrect the movement of protest against social injustices. the civil rights movement of the 1960s is considered one of the greatest movements in american history. but many of the issues that dr. king marched for are the same issues plaguing us today. has anything really changed? have african-americans become too complacent? is it time to resurrect the movement? >> we will not rest, we will not stop. we will not forget. >> we brought together a panel of leaders. the president and ceo of the national urban league. dr. jamal bryant, pastor of the empowerment temple in baltimore, and dr. eric dyson, sociology professor. we asked the question -- are we in the midst of a moment or a movement? >> i hope it's a movement, i hope it will ignite a greater degree, whether it's voter i.d., whether it's racial profiling and sometimes unfair police tactics. all the way across the board. we are up against a right wing resurgence in this nation. we have got to recognize that th
Sep 30, 2012 6:30am EDT
, you ran for president of the united states. a serious presidential run. >> we learned a lot in that first campaign. we found out something that the popular vote and the delegates was a disconnect and that -- because you had to have a high ratio to become the delegate and win all p. i get 48% and you get 52%, winner take all. that was bad math. >> right. >> we changed that law. by '88 we got 1,220 delegates for all practical purposes. >> won 13 states, right? >> but the significance of that for barack obama, when he ran in 2008, hillary clinton won -- she won texas, california, ohio, pennsylvania, maryland. on the winner take all, she should have been the winner. we changed the rules, and we democratized democracy and laid the groundwork. i feel so good about that. the run, we learned a lot. we inspired people to run for office at every level. somewhere along the way, changing the rules plus inspiration was a big factor to where we are today. and the stakes this year, frankly, are incredibly higher. we need him to win. >> let me ask you one question about what you just said.
Sep 2, 2012 6:30am EDT
of the things i'm hearing similar to the united states is that the president of haiti is getting pushback from some appointments. it seems like it's not a smooth ride all the way. >> you run for politics, it's not a popular sport. basically, you're sacrificing yourself for a nation. with the situation in haiti, we have so much policies that are weak, that, you know, it's not something that's going to happen overnight. but i have to tell you this president, no matter what they want to say about him, i'm going to always defend his first 100 days, because i was part of it and i thought strategically the idea of helping bring tourism back, the idea of artisans showing the art within the country, the idea of taking a group of people and bringing them to another side of haiti to show, look, you know what, we have white beaches. he's a progressive. he wants development. >> wow. is there more peace on the street now? we saw so much unrest before. at least the media was showing so much unrest. what's going on on the ground now? >> pap, port-au-prince, the capital, at times it's not stable. but at times